China worried about Britney's revealing outfits
China to Britney: Come perform - but watch the revealing
June 01, 2004
SHANGHAI, China — China's Culture Ministry has approved Britney Spears' first
China tour, but they want to know what she's wearing before she
hits the stage, the semiofficial China News Service reported
Brithey Spears performs in Budapest May 2004 during her European Tour|
Photo - AFP
Spears, who is currently on a world tour to promote her latest
album In The Zone, is scheduled to perform five concerts in
Shanghai and Beijing sometime next year, CNS said.
However, ministry officials are concerned about the star's sexy
image and have asked the concert's Chinese organizers to guarantee
she doesn't show too much skin on stage, CNS said.
"Relevant departments will carry out strict reviews of Britney
Spears' performance clothing," the report said.
It wasn't clear what standards inspectors will use or how they
would be enforced. A spokesman for Spears could not be immediately
The CNS report quoted an unidentified spokesman for the
concert's Chinese organizers as saying that the ministry's wishes
would be respected.
But he said Spears' outfits and stage show are the same on each
stop of the tour and it would be "impossible to make up clothes
specially for the China performances."
With more than 54 million records sold worldwide, Spears would
be one of the biggest international pop stars to play here since
the communist state was established in 1949.
Last November, pop singer Mariah Carey played pair of concerts
in Shanghai, while British hard rockers Deep Purple performed in
Beijing and Shanghai in March. Sapa-AP
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